2 tractor-trailers collide, catch fire on I-95 near BWI

All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 in Arbutus near I-195/BWI Airport (Exit 47) were blocked Friday morning because of a vehicle fire.

All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 in Arbutus near I-195/BWI Airport (Exit 47) were blocked Friday morning because of a vehicle fire.

All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 in Arbutus near I-195/BWI Airport (Exit 47) were blocked Friday morning because of a vehicle fire.

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Traffic on northbound Interstate 95 in Arbutus near Baltimore-Washington International Airport was snarled for hours Friday morning after two tractor-trailers collided and one caught fire, according to Maryland authorities.


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They say one tractor-trailer, loaded with pineapples, was forced into the Jersey wall near Exit 47 when it caught on fire.

And that fire has burned a hole through the bridge there.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Bayview Hospital in Baltimore.

There was no word of injuries to the second driver.

All northbound lanes reopened shortly before 1 p.m.

Below is a map of the area of the crash.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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